31 Jan 2011

The Death of the Tennessee Democratic Party

In the 2000 presidential election, Vice President Al Gore came within four percent of winning Tennessee. Ten years later, according to reporter Ken Whitehouse of the Nashville Post, the Tennessee Democratic Party died.

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31 Jan 2011

Can the gender benders and the transsexuals survive together?

Can In the corporate world that is. Can the crossdressers, the androgynenes, the gender queer, and all the rest of the transgender spectrum coexist with transsexuals in a corporation or a community? I ask this because of possible differences in the needs of the various parts of the T community.

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31 Jan 2011

God Is A Bullet, Have Mercy On Us Everyone

And on the third day, God created the Remington bolt action rifle so that Man could fight the dinosaurs. And the homosexuals. Amen. Amen. As all good Christians know, God created the world and the universe 10,000 years ago (give or take a few weeks,  allowing for leap years and

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31 Jan 2011

Late, Late Night FDL: Democracy

Leonard Cohen-Democracy

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31 Jan 2011

My Run for U.S. Senate New York 2012

Dear Fellow Democrat: The laws passed by even a Democratically controlled Congress have fallen way short due to undue corporate influence. Examples include giving $250 for a Medicare doughnut hole recipient that is hundreds or even thousands of dollars short of helping seniors pay for their medication. My incumbent opponet

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31 Jan 2011

Governor Kasich to African-American Legislators: “I Don’t Need Your People”

Disturbed by new Republican Governor John Kasich’s failure to appoint ANY minorities to his cabinet, the Ohio Black Caucus met with him today and offered to help him find qualified minority candidates. The Governor’s response? Per State Senator Nina Turner(D-Cleveland), it was “I don’t need your people.” When the press

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31 Jan 2011

Paul Ryan On Limited Government

In my last two posts I reviewed the deficit reduction aspects of Paul Ryan’s Republican response to the SOTU. But Ryan also placed considerable emphasis on the idea of “limited government” in his response. In this post, I want to evaluate what he had to say on this theme. So

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31 Jan 2011

Welcome to the Garden Party

“Sir, are you a singer-songwriter?” The question came from a Greeneville High School senior who shall remain anonymous because I don’t want to embarrass him. We were at a play-group reunion. Last time I saw him, 12 years ago, he was sporting a Batman cape. “Now think about it,” I

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31 Jan 2011

Late Night: Journalism is a Meritocracy

Fox News.com contributor Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.

Let me repeat that. FOX NEWS.COM CONTRIBUTOR Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.

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31 Jan 2011

Arizona’s New White Panther Party: Money & (Anchor) Baby Hate

Three weeks ago I woke up and started organizing my thoughts to write this post. I had no more than written the title when news started coming in hot, first on Twitter and then local news channels, that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords had been shot in Tucson. In a strange dichotomy, it was both an event which brought the ugly underbelly of hate in my state into even better focus than it had been before, which is the subject of this post.

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